Dec 13 2012 By Alan ayes
SCHOOL pupils taking their key stage two tests this year stayed ahead of the national trend, but the gap has narrowed.
Figures released by the Department for Education and Skills today (Thursday) show that 80 per cent of borough youngsters achieved level four in both English and maths in their SATS tests this year, up from 77 per cent last year.
But the gap to the rest of the country has narrowed to just one per cent in Hillingdon's favour, as opposed to three per cent in 2011.
Hillingdon is still just above the national average point score for the exams, which assess the progress of pupils at age 11.
Two results which stood out were at Guru Nanak Sikh Primary School in Springfield Road, Hayes, and Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School in Herlwyn Avenue, Ruislip, which both got 100 per cent of pupils to achieve a level four in both English and maths.
* See the Gazette next week for more on the SATS.